A letter from Grand Targhee Resort:
ALTA, Wyo. — Thank You.
What a season it has been. If you asked ten people to describe the 2020/2021 ski season in one word, you would probably get 10 unique answers. Yet, regardless of how you would describe this year, there is no doubt that you will remember it. To say this year was a little different would be a wild understatement. COVID-19 brought with it many changes, challenges, and new hurdles to overcome. Yet overcome we did because we know when you’re on the hill all those problems seem to matter just a little less. If we can be honest, we’ve all been finding ways to get our turns in for years despite all types of impediments like our jobs.
While this season has been different it has also been a return to normalcy in many ways. It has certainly reminded us all how lucky we are to be able to get on the slopes to ski and snowboard. Like previous years at Targhee, we have skied by brail in the fog, ripped groomers in the sunshine, and had more than our fair share of powder days. We had an all-time month of skiing just like we seem to have every year with February bringing over 150” of snowfall to Fred’s Mountain. With spring skiing commencing, the wiggle took shape once again – this year longer and more tiring than ever. Just like every winter, this rollercoaster of a season was shared with friends and family, for that alone we can be thankful.
Let us also take a moment and give thanks to the unsung heroes of our ski resort. This season would not have been possible without our wonderful employees. Each department, crew, and individual made sacrifices to make this season possible. Reimagining their job titles and what it means to work at a ski resort, they held strong and foraged on, their love for winter sports and this resort we call home prevailing. Tip of the cap to all our employees who made it happen.
Now as the snow melts, we can give thanks that the lifts at Targhee have spun from November 20, 2020 to April 11, 2021 without fail. We can now reminisce about deep days, face shots, après in the parking lot, and all the good times that the 2020/ 2021 season brought us. We appreciate everyone who called Grand Targhee home this season. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and the positive vibes you spread this year. We look forward to seeing you on June 18, 2021 for the start of the bike season.